The first year after surgery Michael had to go back to the ENT for monthly check ups to keep an eye on the surgical site and make sure everything was healing well. The second year he had to go for check ups every other month and this year he has been going every 3 months. Right before Kellan was born he had his tonsils removed due to lots of infections and sore throats that he continued to have. All of that tissue was also sent off for testing and also came back cancer free. The rest of this year he will have check ups every 3 months but next year he can start going every 6 months. We have been very blessed that his surgeries and cancer scare didn't turn out to be any more serious than they were and are so thankful that God was and continues to watch over our family.
Since his ENT is in Richmond, whenever he has a doctor's appointment we spend the rest of the day shopping and going out to dinner before we head home. Yesterday afternoon Michael had a check up so Kellan and I came along to make a day out of it. After another good report at the doctor's office we knew we were going to make a Whole Foods trip (of course) and eat dinner somewhere (did you have any doubt?) but the rest of the time was unplanned.
|Waiting on daddy at the doctor...mommy had to save me from a little boy that kept wanting to rub my hair...|
|They won't let me eat their food so I just have to take matters into my own hands...|
After Target we had mentioned going to the Virginia Holocaust Museum but when we looked it up online it was closing at 5 and we didn't think we would have enough time to get all the way through it. We decided to save it for another day and instead we drove around downtown and eventually ended up back at Carytown. Of course we had to make a little trip to Carytown Cupcakes at their new location right on Cary Street.
|We each picked out two cupcakes to take with us. Michael got a strawberry and Georgia Peach. I got a strawberry and a Peanut Butter Oreo.|
|Kellan trying out the chairs outside of Carytown Cupcakes.|
|Kellan and I at Frapple|
|These painted dogs were all over Richmond. This one was in front of Weezie's Kitchen in Carytown. I recently bought a Groupon deal for dinner there...I can't wait to try it!|
1. Virginia Holocaust Museum
2. Wilton House Museum
3. Agecroft Hall
4. Museum of Edgar Alan Poe
5. Science Museum
6. Art Museum
7. Walk around the Capital Grounds and 6th Street Market
8. The Civil War Museum
9. Children's Museum (when Kellan gets a little older)
I am sure I will add more things but this is a good start. We go to Richmond all the time but its usually just to eat and shop! We need to start making better use of our time.
Next we went to Ellwood Thompson's Local Market to see what their organic produce selection was like. I was very impressed! They actually have a bigger organic selection than Whole Foods. We got quite a few new vegetables and fruits for Kellan to try.
|Dog outside of Ellwood Thompson's Market...Kellan clutching his Easter Bunny :)|
After finishing up at Whole Foods we headed to P.F. Changs for dinner. I won't bore you with our meal because we got the same thing we got the last time we were there...so yummy! If you are interested you can check out that post here. After dinner we headed home with our Great Wall of Chocolate to go because we were actually too full to even take a bite! I admit I had a couple of bites before I went to bed :)
|Daddy and Kellan waiting on our table...he just couldn't hold his eyes open any longer|